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southeast asia

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Jarah Linscombe

on 3 May 2010

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Southeast asia! Culture! Philippines! The culture of the Philippines reflects the complexity of the history of the Philippines through the blending of several diverse traditional Malay heritage mixed with Spanish, American and other Asian cultures.

Religion! Religion in the Philippines are spiritual beliefs held by Philippine citizens. Religion holds a central place in the life of the majority of Filipinos, including Catholics, Jewish, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants and animists. Government! The politics of the Philippines takes place in an organized framework of a presidential, representative, and democratic republic whereby the president is both the head of state and the head of government within a pluriform multi-party system. Food! Philippine cuisine consists of the foods, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines School! School life expectancy, primary to tertiary education, is 12 years. Males are required to only go for 11 years but Females must go the full 12 years.
Fashion! The Philippines’ Best Fashion Magazine :
Established in 1992, MEGA is the first and true homegrown glossy magazine that continues to set the standard in fashion reportage, photography and creative direction by covering local, regional and international runways. Fashion in the Philippines is much like ours. They wear Jimmy Choo, Dior, D&G, etc. Entertainment! Folk dancing and cinemas during the day, pubs and nightclubs during the night, entertainment wise, there is plenty to do in the Philippines. Currency! The peso is the currency of the Philippines. Singapore! The Singaporean culture is best described as a mix of cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Perankan, British, American, etc). Singaporean culture is neither “Western” nor "Eastern"; it is a mix of both. It is uniquely Singaporean

Culture! Religion!
Singapore is a multi-religious country due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries.
Government! The Government of Singapore is defined by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to mean the Executive branch of government, which is made up of the President and the Cabinet of Singapore. Food! The cuisine of Singapore can indicate the ethnic diversity of the culture of Singapore. The food is influenced by the native Malay, the predominant Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and even Western traditions (particularly English) since the founding of Singapore by the British in the 1800s. School! Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving government funding, but also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. Entertainment! Entertainment in Singapore includes a whole lot of list that would offer the visitor unlimited fun. Entertainment is not all about party but on the other hand the colorful festivals and performances and events throughout the year. Currency! The dollar (sign: $) is the currency of Singapore Fashion! The Singaporeans have always been fashion conscious and up-to-date on the current and ruling styles and trends. Thailand! Culture! The culture of Thailand incorporates a great deal of influence from India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia. It is influenced primarily by Buddhism, as well as by large scale immigration from China, and to a lesser extent, from India.

Religion! Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Government! The Royal Thai Government or the Government of Thailand is the unitary government of the Kingdom of Thailand. Food! Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly-prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is known for being spicy. School! Education in Thailand is provided mainly by the Thai government through the Ministry of Education from pre-school to senior high school. Fashion! Most Thai people wear clothes similar to Westerners. Particularly in Bangkok and other big cities. In some rural areas you may find older people wearing what would be considered traditional dress. Entertainment! Entertainment is an integral part of Thai lifestyle. Thailand has great wealth of entertainment options, which exercise irresistible pull on the tourists. Fabulous nightlife, enthralling amusement parks, spa massage, riveting theatres integrated with conventional means woo pleasure seekers perpetually.
Currency! The baht is the currency of Thailand. Vietnam! Culture! Vietnamese culture may be still mysterious and unknown to most people outside the country. Today, more and more people are going to Vietnam for traveling and trading. Religion! The earliest established religions in Vietnam are Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism Government! The politics of Vietnam takes place in a framework of a single-party socialist republic. Food! Vietnamese cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of Vietnam with fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables all commonly used. School! Education in Vietnam is divided into 5 levels: pre-primary, primary, intermediate, secondary, and higher education. Formal education consists of twelve years of basic education. Fashion! Fashion in Vietnam has a touch of elegance and smartness. Well, evidently the Vietnamese dress very well. Entertainment! Cinemas, music and nightlife play equal part in the entertainment scene in Vietnam. Currency! The đong is the currency of Vietnam. Laos! Culture! Laos has its own distinct culture. Through Theravada Buddhism it has influences from India and has also influences from China. Religion! Buddhism was the state religion of the Kingdom of Laos. Government! Laos is a communist single-party socialist republic. The only legal political party is the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. Food! Lao cuisine is the cuisine of the Lao ethnic group of Laos and Northeast Thailand Lao food is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. School! Of the many ethnic groups in Laos, only the Lao Loum had a tradition of formal education, reflecting the fact that the languages of the other groups had no written script. Fashion! Traditional Lao clothing has always been part of Lao culture and way of life. Entertainment! Religious and seasonal festivals are an important venue for Lao folk and pop music performances. Almost every provincial capital has a couple of dance halls Currency! The kip is the currency of Laos.
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